Practice Final... Solutions to Practice Final.
The Final is on Tuesday, Mar. 20, at 8:00am in 1640 Broida, the room where the lecture takes place.
Richard Eager will lead a review section from 5:15pm to 6:30pm on Monday, March 19, in 2001 Engineering Science Building.
The course meets MWF 10:00-10:50am in Broida 1640, and F11:00-F11:50 and F3:00-3:50 in Phelps 1508.
Prof. Nelson's office hours will be Friday, 2-2:50pm in Broida 5103 and 4:10-5:30pm in Phelps 1508. Richard Eager's office hours are M 2:00-3:00pm, T 11:00-12:00noon, and Th 11:00-12:00noon in the Physics Study Room, which is Broida 1019.
The text is Kleppner and Kolenkow, An Introduction to Mechanics. For those who want to refresh calculus, Kleppner and Ramsey, Quick Calculus is recommended.
Problem sets will be assigned Mondays, and due the following Monday in class. The set due Jan. 15 will be due Jan. 17, due to the holiday.
The plans for grading are: Problem sets, 30%; Midterm (currently planned on Feb. 14), 30%; Final, 40%.
Reading assignments are sections from Kleppner and Kolenkow. The first 18 pages of the text are here.
The first column shows the week number.
The second column has the lecture number, and a link to the course lecture notes.
The third column has the date.
The fourth column has the textbook sections to read.
The fifth column has the corresponding textbook pages.
The sixth column has a partial list of topics.
The seventh column has the problems due for the week.
The last column has links to some pertinent web pages.
|Week||#||Date||Reading||Pages||Partial Topics||Problems||Links/Comments||1||1||1/8||1.1 thru 1.6||2-28||Vectors||Due 1/17, Solutions||Vec. Add. Vec. Arith., Vec. Cross Prod.|
|2||4||1/17||1.1 thru 1.6||2-28||1-d Velocity, Acceleration||Due 1/22 (revised) solutions|
|5||1/19||Note 1.1||39-45||Taylor Series|
|3||6||1/22||2.1 thru 2.3||52-67||Newton's Laws||Due 1/29 (revised) solutions|
|8||1/26||Examples 2.1, 2.4||60-64, 74-75||Accelerated Frames, Atwood's Machine|
|4||9||1/29||1.7-1.8||19-25||Trajectories, Vector Variation||Due 2/5 solutions|
|11||2/1||1.9||27-38||More on Polar coordinates|
|5||12||2/5||1.9, 2.4||36-38, 75-79||More Circular Motion||Due 2/12 solutions|
|13||2/7||2.4||75-79||Banked Curve, with Friction|
|14||2/9||2.5||79-87, 94-95||Gravity, Spinning Terror (Gravitron)|
|6||15||2/12||2.5||87-92||Real Ropes||No Problem Set|
|16||2/16||2.5||97-101||Simple Harmonic Oscillator|
|7||17||2/21||3.1-3.2||112-118||Momentum||Due 2/26 solutions|
|18ab||2/23||3.3-3.4||119-133||Center of Mass, Impulse|
|8||19||2/26||4.1-4.2||152-156||Work-Energy||Due 3/5 solutions|
|20||2/28||4.3||156-157||Work-Energy, Near Earth|
|9||22||3/5||4.7||168-172||Potential Energy||Due 3/12|
|23||3/7||4.8-4.10,4.12,4.13||173-182, 184-187||Energy Diagrams, Small Oscillations, Power|
|10||25||3/12||4.14||187-193||More Collisions||Due 3/20|